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'America's Got Talent' Recap: The YouTube Auditions

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 10.17.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

America's Got Talent returned from Olympic hiatus with a lot of lackluster recruits from the greatest hits of YouTube. Why? Because very few things excel at wasting time like reality TV talent shows.

The 5 Best and Worst Reality TV Show Judges

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 10.15.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

So what makes a great reality judge? Is it the ability to make solid judgments about the contestants? Is it expertise? Flair? An on-stage pet, Cee Lo Green style?

Trending: Pocket-Sized Hand Sanitizer Collections

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

When I glance at J's proud display of her rainbow of sanitizers in her bedroom, I can't help but think there are worse things than germ-free tangerine-scented hands.

America's Got Talent Recap: Too Much Talent

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.24.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

There was a lot of concern voiced from the America's Got Talent judges on Tuesday night about the overwhelming amount of talent that graced the NJPAC ...

America's Got Talent Recap: The Final Four

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.25.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

Performances from Cher Lloyd and the Broadway cast of Once dotted the landscape of broken dreams as Tuesday's twelve quaterfinalists were whittled down to the four semifinalists who we will see again when America's Got Talent returns after the Olympics.

'AGT' Mind Reader Earns Standing Ovation

Posted 07.25.2012 | TV

Eric Dittelman knew how to amaze the judges and audience on "America's Got Talent" (Mon., 8 p.m. ET on NBC). The mind reader did so by reenacting one ...

America's Got Talent Recap: Wordspit the Illest Sent Home

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.19.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

Performances by DJ/Singer Havana Brown and Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler and her dancing dog Pudsey killed time between announcing the cuts on the third quarterfinal round of America's Got Talent.

'AGT': How Makes One Act Cry, But Which Four Move On?

Posted 07.19.2012 | TV

Howie Mandel had children crying on the results episode of "America's Got Talent" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on NBC) this week. Okay, it was just one little boy...

'America's Got Talent' Recap: Quarterfinal Jitters

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.17.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

It was a night full of ups and downs on the America's Got Talent stage as 12 more Vegas hopefuls brought out their best. Unfortunately for some, the (understandable) nervousness of competing at this level simply got to them. We saw some past favorites take a few spills -- literally.

One Contestant's Epic Fail On 'America's Got Talent'

Posted 07.18.2012 | TV

Anything can happen with a live performance, and that includes the possibility of things going terribly wrong. Drawing inspiration from a tattoo of hi...

America's Got Talent Recap: Fake Out to Break Out

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.11.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

So, was anyone else panicking a little bit when Tim Hockenberry and Turf were both called to the stage during Wednesday night's America's Got Talent results show?

'AGT': Did One Of The Judges' Favorites Get Cut?

Posted 09.10.2012 | TV

It was up to America again, as the judges waited anxiously to find out which four acts from this latest quarter-final round would move on to the semi-...

'AGT': Howard And Howie Fight Over Big Barry

Posted 07.11.2012 | TV

Howie Mandel has always approached his judging role with a sense of whimsy on "America's Got Talent" (Tue., 8 p.m. ET on NBC). Sometimes, he goes for ...

Howie Mandel's Favorite Airplane Prank

Posted 09.08.2012 | TV

Viewers of "America's Got Talent" over the past few seasons know all too well how much Howie Mandel loves pranks. He was ruthless in his pranks of Pie...

America's Got Talent Recap: Four Move Forward

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.03.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

When asked by host Nick Cannon if she agreed with voters' decisions, Sharon opted for a perfectly diplomatic response, "America ALWAYS gets it right."

America's Got Talent Recap: Let the Voting Begin

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.02.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

The first 12 of the 48 quarter-finalists selected during last week's Boot Camp in Las Vegas performed and only four will progress. For the first time all season, that decision has been passed on to the audience.

Howie Mandel Reveals His Top 4 'AGT' Picks

Posted 07.03.2012 | TV

With the "America's Got Talent" quarter-finals in full swing, Howie Mandel stopped by "Today" to reveal his four favorite “AGT” acts so far. His p...

America's Got Talent Recap: The Great 48

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.28.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

In last night's America's Got Talent 2-hour Vegas Week finale, it was the standbys turn to compete for the remaining New York slots.

America's Got Talent Recap: Vegas Boot Camp Begins!

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.26.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

Upon arrival in the aptly named "City of Second Chances," contestants from all over the country were split into two groups -- the Judges Favorites and the Standbys.

'America's Got Talent' Recap: It's Hard to Say Goodbye (Sometimes)

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.27.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

How many spots were filled tonight? How many are left? Who actually made the cut? Did anyone actually approach singer Shanice Hayes about ditching her dad, the other half of her duet act? We spent a lot of time talking about it and then never talked about it again.

Youyoung Lee

WATCH: Did Howie Mandel Go Too Far?

HuffingtonPost.com | Youyoung Lee | Posted 06.25.2012 | TV

While I was watching "America's Got Talent" last night, a hopeful contestant vying for a ticket to Las Vegas stopped me cold in my tracks. It's not be...

'America's Got Talent' Recap: Are We There Yet?

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.19.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

It's almost time to head off to Las Vegas for, you know, the actual competition part of America's Got Talent, but first, more auditions, and with the exception of closing act Mary Joyner, there was very little to write home about.

America's Got Talent Recap: The Good, the Bad, and the WTF

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.13.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

There was some unnamed, possibly experimental, scarecrow-on-stilts performance art... something, that Sharon described as "disturbing somehow." I agree, sometimes there just aren't words. I'm still not entirely sure what I watched.

Opera Singing Make-Up Artist Blows Away 'America's Got Talent' Judges

Posted 06.11.2012 | Home

This guy's got pipes. Andrew De Leon, a 19-year-old make-up artist, blew away judges and won over the crowd at the "America's Got Talent" auditions...

'America's Got Talent' Recap: Saving the Best for Last

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.06.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

Rounding up the Austin auditions, Andrew De Leon graced the stage in full goth glory only to break into beautiful operatic song. Self-taught, he admitted that his America's Got Talent audition was the first time he had ever sung in front of people.